A Crime in a Mississippi Motel and Old School Shakespeare: The Best in Theater

This season, there are plenty of new plays — and plenty of re-imagined classics. Our critics take a look at what to see now.

Twelfth Night, a comedy by Shakespeare about a princess who goes from mournful to boy crazy, done really old-school, is a favorite.  As is The Jacksonian, a new play about an ugly divorce that features Ed Harris and takes place in a motel in Jackson, Miss. And both our critics are looking forward to Macbeth at Lincoln Center.

New York Daily News theater critic Joe Dziemianowicz and Jennifer Vanasco, a theater critic and an editor in WNYC's newsroom, offer this list of the best things to see.  

Dziemianowicz recommends:

The Jacksonian - By Beth Henley, directed by Robert Falls, at the Acorn Theatre through Dec. 22.

Regular Singing - Written and Directed by Richard Nelson, at The Public Theater through Dec. 15

Vanasco recommends:

Twelfth Night - Written by William Shakespeare, directed by Tim Carroll, at the Belasco Theatre.

Souvenir - Written and performed by Bush Moukarzel, directed by Ben Kidd. At Abrons Arts Center through November 23rd.

They are both looking forward to:

Macbeth - Written by William Shakespeare, directed by Jack O’Brien, at Lincoln Center Theater.